Analyst Ratings for NCI Building Systems Inc. (NCS)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering NCI Building Systems Inc. (NYSE:NCS) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for NCS last month.

5 analysts declared NCS a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for NCS. The most optimistic price target was 22, implying potential capital gains of 21.21 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 18, which equates to a potential downside of -0.83 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -19.21 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.55 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of NCS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 19.34 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. NCS has a PEG ratio of 1.09.

NCS has a 52-week high of 18.60 and a 52-week low of 13.80. Today's price is 31.52 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 2.42 percent. NCS has a P/E ratio of 21.1. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NCS value stock report compares NCS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of NCS is $1.27 billion. NCS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.